Syria: pro-regime forces kill 70 children, newborns, elderly

Activists ID'ing bodies in tiny Sunni village south of Aleppo

28 February, 13:14

(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, FEBRUARY 28 - Forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last night executed at least 70 children, newborns, adolescents and elderly people in a village south of the city of Aleppo, Local Coordination Committees (LCC) activists reported on Thursday. The massacre took place in the tiny village of Malkiye, near Safira, south of the city of Aleppo. Most of the village's few hundred inhabitants are Sunni Muslims.

The LCC activists working with the activist-run Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria (VDC) have so far identified 42 of the victims, while 30 more bodies remain to be identified.

The victims include Radia Khalif, aged 8 months; her brothers Hussein, 2, and Ali, 4; Shaaban Hamdu, 4; Abdo and Mahmud Shaykho, aged 10 and 12 years old respectively; Hussein Sallum, 12, Jaduw Musa, 90, and Muhammad Hamdo, 85. (ANSAmed).

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